Ride sharing has become a common occurrence amongst Los Angeles residents. No one expects or is even prepared for a Lyft accident to occur. It is even more confusing determining who is liable to pay for your injuries. Is it lyft? Is it the driver? Is it you? As a passenger in a Lyft accident you do have rights. You do not have any fault nor should you be held responsible for another’s negligence. The first step is to get an initial consultation with a Los Angeles Lyft accident attorney to discuss your case. The Lyft accident attorneys at Kristensen LLP have the skill set and experience to evaluate your case and build a viable plan of action that will help you get the maximum compensation available for your case.
California requires Lyft drivers to go through a criminal background check and proper training. Lyft drivers will also need to pass a vehicle inspection, have proof of liability insurance and ensure passenger safety. This means that in the event of an accident, both the driver and Lyft can be held responsible. Our Los Angeles Lyft accident attorneys can take over after an accident to prove that the driver owed a duty to use responsible care and failed to meet that duty causing you injury.
California requires Lyft and other ridesharing companies to have $1 million in insurance coverage to cover deaths, personal injury and property damage. This is contingent upon the driver having accepted a ride and the incident happening before the ride is complete. Lyft drivers who are logged into the app but have not accepted a ride have a limited insurance coverage of up to $250,000 per person.
Passengers are not responsible for driving to and from their destination but is it possible they have other responsibilities during an accident? Are they required to have their own insurance pay for the damages caused during an accident? These are common questions among ridesharing passengers. A Los Angeles Lyft accident attorney can help guide you on liability and coverage as well as devise a plan of action to obtain compensation for your injuries. They will help you understand whose insurance needs to pay and who needs to be held liable regardless of fault. As a passenger you are putting your trust not only in another driver but also in Lyft. This trust should not be broken when an accident happens. We will fight aggressively against ride sharing companies and insurance companies on your behalf. All it takes is for you to come in for an initial consultation. We will take the time to investigate the entirety of the situation and give you all the information possible so you can get a whole picture and make the appropriate decision. Our goal is to get you healthy and obtain proper compensation for another’s negligence. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.